Improv En Spanglish
No Experience Required – Open to All!
Saturday Dec 18 | 2:00-4:00PM
Instructor: Nelson Velazquez
Workshop Description: Add some Tex-Mex spice to your scenes! Do you wish you could use Spanish in your scene work more often? Here’s your chance to flex your language skills while learning useful acting techniques based on Latin-American theatrical presentation such as physicality, mask work, and listening exercises to enrich your scenes and make you connect to a wider audience. We invite speakers of all fluency levels to join.
About the Instructor: Nelson Velazquez has been involved in improvisational theatre since 2004. His current teaching duties include serving as faculty at Second City Chicago, as an instructor with Improductions, LLC, and a guest instructor at various theaters around the world. He is the acting Artistic Director and current board member of Salsation Theatre Company, a 20+ year-old Latino theatre company specializing in sketch and improv comedy. He currently serves as Head Musical Director for Los Improviachis, an improvised musical mariachi band. He has trained and performed at Second City Training Center, The Annoyance Theatre, and ComedySportz Chicago and has performed with various groups across the country. He’s also a former Associate Producer for the Chicago Improv Festival. Nelson was also the founder of the improv program at Crown Point Community Theatre and is currently the CEO for Improductions, LLC. He’s taught workshops across the country including The Baltimore Improve Festival, The Chicago Improv Festival, The San Diego Improv Festival, The Trill Comedy Festival, Melanin LatinX Comedy Festival, and The Grand Rapids Improv Festival.